A day away from either getting in your cardio or lifting can seem like an eternity if you are a member of the fitness community. If you have just elected to get some cosmetic surgery from Dr. Rick Silverman, you may be wondering how you’re going to take time away from the gym while you are recovering. And although we do encourage all of our patients to lay low for a little bit, these tips will help you speed up your recovery so that you can get back into things sooner than later.
If you are a smoker, try to refrain from smoking while you’re in recovery. In fact, we encourage all of our patients who smoke to abstain from smoking for at least a few weeks before their surgery. Smoking decreases your body’s ability to heal quickly and can also make you more prone to developing a postoperative infection.
Although a week or two away from the gym may sound like an ideal time to consider every day a cheat day, make sure that you are eating right. Eating right will not only help give your body the vitamins and minerals it needs to heal faster, but it will also make it easier for you to get back into working out after you’ve fully recovered.
Taking the proper doses of all of your medications every day can help reduce swelling and minimize pain— which will help you get on the right track sooner than later.
Listen to Dr. Rick Silverman
One of the things that Dr. Rick Silverman prides himself on is giving patients great surgical results with minimal downtime. To get you there, however, make sure that you follow all of his tips and tricks. If you have any questions at any point during your recovery, don’t hesitate to ask.
Use these tips to have a smoother, and hopefully speedier recovery. Are you ready to learn more about cosmetic surgery? Schedule your consultation with Dr. Rick Silverman at our office today and call (617) 965-9500.